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in massachusetts teachers senator scott brown, a republican, is in challenger elizabeth warren, a democrat. in the 2010, scott brown won a set -- one a special election for the seat, long held by ted kennedy. this debate comes to us courtesy of wshm tv and was held in springfield on october 10. a final debate was scheduled for october 30 but was canceled because of hurricane sandy. >> good evening. welcome to symphony hall for a debate between scott brown and elizabeth warren. i am honored to be the moderator tonight. we have rules this evening. our audience of more than 2600 guests have agreed to be silent. no interruptions or applause. each candidate has a minute and 30 seconds to answer each question, and 30 seconds for rebuttal. later, each candidate gets one minute for a closing statement. a coin toss has determined the speaker order. we have received more than 200. every question is based on an idea from the public. elizabeth warren won the first coin toss. just last week, we saw the national unemployment numbers fall below 8%. millions of americans are still looking for jobs. things
: jeffrey brown will be watching the congressional races for us all night. jeff, here's your first pass. >> brown: thank you, and with me is christina bellantoni and stuart rothenberg, editor of the rothen berg report to help sort through the senate races. let's start with florida, christina. >> none of the races that gwen and judy just mentioned called by the associated press were a big surprise but florida was an opportunity for the republicans. they thought this could end up being close. for a long time, senator nelson has been able to maintain his advantage there, even as the president and mitt romney are basically tied, in part pause he's as you been able to win the conservative democrats in the panhandle area of florida. but also this is just a state that has been so focused on for the presidential race, it hasn't gotten as much attention. >> brown: does it tell us much about the presidential race? >> i don't think so. if you talk to republicanned inners about connie mack's campaign, you get a load of criticism. he didn't raise money. he entered the race late. he didn't put togeth
. now we'll go to geoffrey brown for more on these and other congressional matters. >> brown: thanks, gwen. i'm with, here with political editor christina bell and tony and stuart rothenberg, editor of the rothenberg political report. so if we start to look at the senate, they were talking about indiana called early for mitt romney on the presidential side. stu, that is not the case in this important senate race. >> we thought it might be when we first looked back months ago. >> brown: you mean months ago. richard murdoch ended up defeating richard lugar long-time senator dick lugar in a rather bitter nasty republican, an ideological race where murdoch attacked lugar for not only being too liberal on questions of guns and national security but also not having a e, not living in the state. murdoch seem to be the clear favorite to win the seat to hold on the seat for the republicans but stumble after stumble he looked sometimes unwilling to compromise, angry, bitter. and i think it worked on voters. then more recently we had a controversy on rape and abortion and whether it was a misst
. i'm terrell brown. barack obama has been reelected president of the united states. mr. obama won a second term in office defeating mitt romney following an often nasty and costly election. democrats have retained control of the senate, republicans continue to control the house. president obama won a decisive victory over mitt romney racking up wins in at least 7 of 9 battleground states. the president won in wisconsin and iowa's six electoral votes, a state that launched his first campaign and the key western state of nevada. but it was ohio that pushed the president over the 270 electoral votes needed to win. it was a commanding win for the president in the electoral college, but the popular vote was neck and neck. in his victory speech, mr. obama promised better days ahead. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the president watched the returns in his hometown of chicago. bigad shaban is there. >> repo
investigated. >>> incumbent senator scott brown of massachusetts who lost to elizabeth warren is calling on his republican party to move to the middle. >> we need to be a larger party. i'm a pro-choice moderate republican, there's a vanishing breed. you know that now. you've lost joe lieberman, richard lugar, kent conrad, me, olympia snowe. that group in the middle, it's vanishing and there are on both sides there are extremes as you all know kind of pushing back against the middle. i've always felt that that group in the middle is, quite frankly, the most powerful group because they're able to get to that 60-vote fleshhold and get things done so i'm hopeful we'll be a more tolerant, you know, open-minded party. >> there is speculation that brown could make another run for national if president obama names senator john kerry to his cabinet as a possible secretary of state or perhaps defense secretary. senator brown is also rumored to be a contender for massachusetts governor in 2014 but he insists his immediate future is focused outside of politics. >> my job is to make sure there is a smooth t
of the lawhat says if you are white, you are all right. if you are brown, show me your papers. that resonated throughout the country. back in february, with that endorsement. it was great for the republican primary. for the general election -- there was a reaction from hispanics. and even marco rubio cannot correct e prlem. they have a deeper problem. they have to deal with the george wallaces of the republican party. >> charles? >> and the demographics, the idea of republicans being white, i think, is wrong. it is true they have problems with african-americans, single women, and young people. those tend to be liberal. with hispanics that are naturally more conseativ ligious, a catholic, it requires a change in policy on immigration. it can be done in one stroke. once it is done, we will not be speaking about the demographic issue. we will be talking about ideological issues. >> all right. let's talk about the new congress. >> i would not have been able to do this without your unbelievable support. you, my friends, stood with me when others tried to buy this election. >> that is tammy duckwor
gets a win over scott brown in that closely watched massachusetts race. we'll look at how all the big races play out across the country, what it means for the coming fiscal fight on capitol hill. also ahead, bill karins going to join us from down democracy plaza with an update on this radar map a nor'easter headed straight for some of the same areas wiped out by last week's superstorm. we'll be right back at 30 rock in just a minute. >>> last night president obama became just the 17th president in u.s. hist troy win a second full term in office when he defeated mitt romney to reclaim the presidency. should he serve out the full second term, he'll be the 13th president in our country's hist troy do so. you want to sound smart today? tell your friends that president obama's re-election marks the first time, get this, since 1816 that the united states has had three consecutive presidents elected to a second term before president obama, of course, george w. bush and bill clinton. the last three consecutive two-term presidents were thomas jefferson, james madison, and james monroe. let's g
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as well as lieutenant governor anthony brown. also on hand prince george's county executive rushern baker, and he had a few words to say. >> that the money is going towards education. it's going to help build 210. it's going for health care and jobs and jobs and jobs. so thank you for this great victory. >> reporter: still a very quiet scene down here at national harbor. the last few days we spent in prince george's county as well as yesterday, we spent most of the day at the polling locations. it was interesting to hear some of the feedback from some of the residents. got those that were for it and those in opposition. it will be interesting to see later on today what those people think now that the ballot has actually passed. we'll check in with you a little bit latelater. that's the latest from national harbor. >> marylanders also passed question four, allowing undocumented immigrants to attend maryland colleges for in-state tuition. they must attend high school for three years in maryland and show their parents paid income taxes during that time. maryland is the first sta in the count
that showed you could vote for ident obama and linda. we are going good to tampa, where judith brown is standing by, co-director of a project, a racial justice advocate. she is joining us from tampa, and florida has just closed their polls. what did you find? >> thanks for having me. it is an interesting day. a steady flow of people throughout the day. long lines that we saw in early voting. a number of concerns. the number one concern we saw across the state is what we might call the abuse of provisional ballots. here in one county, voters coming out of the polling places saying that they did not get to vote by regular ballot. we have concern about that, because we know about 2008. they threw out about half of e ballots. real concerns. we have heard that in broward county and other areas, miami dade. we have concerns about whether or not those votes will be counted, and there was a handout across the country. ohio, the same issue. provisional ballots. using it as the default. in ohio, in particular, the state was student. -- was sued. the same thing in franklin and hamilton county's
senator scott brown. >> this victory belongs to you. you did this. you did this. you did this. for every family that has been squeezed and hammered, we're going to fight for a level playing field and put people back to work. [applause] >> and we look at ballot initiatives across the country from legalizing marijuana to upholding same-sex marriage. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has been reelected to a second term with a resounding victory over republican challenger mitt romney. obama ended the night with at least 303 electoral votes, sweeping the critical battleground states of ohio, iowa, wisconsin, pennsylvania, nevada, and colorado. obama's tally is expected to rise after in florida, were he currently leads romney by over 46,000 votes. in a victory speech from chicago, obama said he returns to the white house with renewed purpose. >> i return to the white house moh determined and more inspired than ever about the future that lies ahead. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours
not only won, she won by 16 points. republican senator scott brown of massachusetts, who was so stuffed with hedge fund misunderstood that he burped credit default swaps. scott brown lost by a lot to the nation's foremost authority on the economic rights of the middle class. after marriage rights for same-sex couples were voted down in state after state after state for years, more than 30 times in a row, this year, all change in maine, they voted on marriage equality and they voted for it. in maryland, they voted on marriage equality and they voted for it. in minnesota, they were asked to vote against marriage equality, and minnesota refused to ban it. in washington state, the vote is not called yet. they are still counting the vote and we will be watching it closely, but if you are on the pro-gay right side in washington state, it should be noted that it is looking pretty good. in iowa, anti-gay activists were sure that they were going to turf out a judge for ruling in favor of marriage equality. they had done it before, to a bunch of other judges. they had been successful every time t
been called has been called for the democrats, scott brown losing in massachusetts, very important. and republicans losing in indiana, and also have lost in missouri now. right now, house democrats aren't having a good night. senate democrats having a great night. >> reporter: let's break them down one by one. let's start with virginia. obviously, in our backyard. former virginia governor, tim kaine, vs. george allen. the two men have been deadlocked in the polls for over a year and a half. allen has been climbing back in the polls recently. is this a must win state for republicans to have a shot for majority in the senate? >> i think based upon the race so far, allen has to win. i think it's a must win at this time of night. >> reporter: taking a look at the massachusetts race. fox news calling this race for elizabeth warren. this is a huge win for her, bob. beating incumbent scott brown. how did this happen? >> it is a blue state. elizabeth warren raised a lot of money, went toe to toe with him in the debates and won this race. >> reporter: facing off with todd akin, fox news ca
and i ask to you pray for the -- ask you to pray for the nation. >>> 7:03. governor jerry brown is claiming an historic victory for the first time in eight years. california voters have approved a state-wide tax hike. californians passed proposition 30. ktvu's tara moriarty is in san francisco one of the biggest backers of the measure. >> reporter: it's no secret that public schools in san francisco are struggling. so for that reason, many parents decided to put their kids in private schools. also, voters in alameda and santa cruz county had support as well. but mo-dot county did not support this proposition. this is mission high school. in san francisco, it's it's the oldest -- it's the oldest high school. governor jerry brown spoke to supporters at the sheridan hotel before 11:30. he said nowhere else in the country would people vote for an education tax. >> here we are, we have a vote of the people. >> now, prop 30 will raise taxes for people who make at least $250,000 by up po 3 percentage points for three years. it's expected to raise $6 billion a year for three years for t
is show great respect to black and brown people. it's not a quick fix. let's just slap marco rubio on the front of the party. we put a brown face on those policies and let him say self-deportation? that will work? that's also not going to work. and this free stuff idea, which is exactly 47%, just said in a different way, it's been gop or conservative ideology for over ten years. you can look at "the wall street journal" talk about lucky duck i cans, ten years ago believing about makers and takers, which, of course, relates to the southern strategy that we will protect you -- >> and that's over ten years old nap goat back to lee atwater. >> to the '60s. we'll protect you from these black and brown people who want to take away from you, you know, via welfare, redistribution. >> abby, you know the party better than toure. >> not today i don't. >> is this a change in name only or are you seeing a real shift in the party? >> let me first say that i think karl rove and romney need to ride out into the sunset together. i think they've both been blackmailed by the party, which is not a sur
changes not just in terms of having a brown person on stage but really a cultural shift within the party and that includes being able to bargain and putting a plan on the table. >> it couldn't have gotten worse in january there will be more democratic members of the house of representatives. i don't see any reason for the president and the democrats not to wait until january on doing anything on this. i'm with you 1,000 percent on the off the cliff strategy. we have to get chris an off the cliff button >> here are two things that i would say. it is very interesting. fiscal cliff was a term coined by ben bernanke. and he was doing it to try to kick congress's butt to do something stimulative. but what has happened is if people think about it as a cliff, they don't understand that you can go off it. it is not just a slope. it is a little driveway, i think the rhetoric that has come out around it is bad for the negotiating position for the president because it makes seeming go off the cliff worse than what it is. >> down the slope a little bit. what will happen is if they do it on january 1
will replace jim webb who is retiring from his seat. >>> in the district of columbia michael brown was defeated. >> david grosso edged him out. >> brown was troubled by a string of uncomfortable revelations concerning his finances. >> upset over a string of ethical failures by various city leaders, brown is out, david grosso is at large city councilman in our district. >> we want to get live to ko im. good morning. >> reporter: good morning andrea and mike. we continue to see most ethics this morning, three charter amendments surrounded the character of the politicians and they all passed overwhelmingly. the numbers tell the story of how voters want the 13 member council and the mayor to stay away from trouble. amendment 5 now lets council members with a five out of six vote to expel one of thinker own for quote -- their own for quote gross misconduct. also convicted of a felony while in office cannot complete his or her term or run for office ever again. and finally 78% of voters passed amendment 7 which applies the same restrictions to the mayor's seat. it has been a roller coaster year, mike
between obama and romney, there's several tasty battles on the undercard. elizabeth warren and scott brown. todd akin and mccaskill. linda mcphone versus murphy. let's talk about the future of the senate. let's bring in a gentleman and scholar who knows as much as anyone alive, jimy williams. >> that's my claim to fame. i might be more positive thathe. >> we talk about presidential coattails sweeps down people into office. is there a reverse coattails effect ever where the senate candidates helped the president win? >> yes and no. not really. not always. not usually. you do have some times. let's take this race, for example. obama is doing well with women, but let's take, for example, the wisconsin race. if you look at the trending of the polls, tammy baldwin is trending well. wisconsin, guess what? obama won wisconsin by 15 points last time, he's up by 4 right now. why? women. why are they motivated? because of tammy baldwin. women are out in force, 3:1 out there canvassing for her. it's women. that's helpful to obama. take stab gnaw, a rust belt state. is he going to win it? because of t
, picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts, a big win there for elizabeth warren against scott brown. we're still waiting on results from montana and north dakota but departments have the lead right now. the two independents, king from maine and sanders from vermont are expecting to caucus with the democrats, right now 53 democratic seats to republican 45 and that could go up to 55 if the determines win montana and north dakota. we'll be right back. i.q. will go way up. how are you ever going to solve the problem if you don't look at all of the pieces? >>tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >>you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. >>sharp tongue, quick whit and above all, politically direct. >>you just think there is no low they won't go to. oh, no. if al gore's watching today... >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: how sweet it is and you bet! good morning everybody! congratulations to president obama and to all of us. it's a great victory. savor it enjoy it. put a big
is my favorite story. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: scott brown's truck is for sale on craigslist. ♪ nah, nah, nah, nah ♪ >> stephanie: washington state has voted for same-sex marriage. and in minnesota richard karlbahbah joins us now. good morning richard. >> good morning, thanks for having me on. >> stephanie: congratulations for your quality news from minnesota. >> it's fantastic. >> stephanie: the news could hardly be better this week. it takes away that talking point, right? >> yeah and the great thing is that the united states didn't just beat them when they are on defense, which we have done in the state house in the past but we beat them when the national organization for marriage was on offense, and they have been so successful on offense, and that i think -- and they lost in the heartland of this country, so the midwest's values are not buying what they are selling anymore, that's for sure. >> stephanie: yeah, it really is exciting. they even sound like dinosaurs. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: tony perkins our goo
to lose maine, they may lose massachusetts, where scott brown a rerunning and may lose indiana where dick luger was primaried this year and richard murdoch running against donnelly. a good pickup opportunities, nebraska and north dakota, but most of the reigning ones of these races are very, very close, so if you need five or six, what we seem to be looking at here is a replay of 2010 where the numbers are possible, but the republicans to take control are pretty much going to have to run the table and may depend how mitt romney does that night. >> paul: steve, is this a candidate problem in part? scott brown has done, i mean, is a tremendous political talent, very, very good politician for that state, but it looks like he may lose to elizabeth warren just because that state is so liberal? >> yeah, well, let me answer your question, i think it's pretty lousy candidates on the republican side of the aisle and democrats are recruiting pretty good candidates this year, examination, bob carey in nebraska is making that price potentially tight. a red state. your home state of wisconsin tammy ba
? >> i like it. >> bill: hope you guys appreciate this. tom harkin from iowa. sherrod brown to be re-elected today as the senator from ohio. it is tuesday. tuesdays with judd. judd legum will be here from think progress. that's just a few of our guests. many guests this morning. look, i'm going to give you the exact count of what's going to happen today. don't have to wait up tonight. i'll tell you. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> other headlines making news on this tuesday the minnesota vikings player who has been an outspoken proponent of marriage equality is sticking up for his beliefs. chris cluey resigned after that newspaper endorsed minnesota amendment one which would embed inequality into the state's constitution. he had contributed a blog to the paper's web site on all things sports and politics. >> bill: if minnesota joined some of these other half-ass, half-brained states in making -- in opposing marriage equality, i would really be disappointed because that's a state with a gre
jerry brown is doing to get additional revenue to eliminate the need to cut education spending. he is increasing the tax rate on the wealthy. increasing sales tax and getting $6 billion a year of extra revenue in the state. the public voted for it. >> the public understands that. that's why the public re-elected president obama. that's been his exact position, and i'm proud of the residents here who voted for that because our children deserve that. they deserve to be taken care of in terms of not being on the chopping block. >> eliot: i think jerry brown defense a fair bit of credit. he was taking a lot of swings and arrows headed his way. he said if you don't go for this, i have to cut your education. and the rest of the nation should look at california. you are big. the set the example often. the public said this makes sense. the president can say to john boehner, the public supports it. >> governor brown led the charge on this. he was steady, focused and he did not relent, and did not allow anyone to push him back on that. we won and you're right. i think the country is ready fo
in in january, today, the scott brown for senate campaign 2.0 got everything it could hope for from john mccain, lindsey graham from john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte after their meeting with ambassador rice. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got. >> bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than before. >> i'm more troubled today. >> senator mccain's embarrassing past with libya includes a meeting in tripoli in 2009 with gadhafi to discuss the possible delivery of military equipment to that dictator at his side at that meeting, as usual of course, was lindsey graham. also joining him was senator joe lieberman. today sh after meeting with ambassador rice, joe lieberman chose not to join the baseless criticism of ambassador rice. >> based on what she has said as clearly as possible, backed up by the director of the cia, i think it wouldn't be fair to disqualify her based on what she said. >> ambassador rice released this statement after meeting with the republican senators. while we certainly wish we had >> ambassador rice released this statement after meet
at this race, it would have -- would have been a huge gamble. scott brown distanced himself from todd akin. ultimately, too much damage has been done. the castle will not when buying the best when they by double digits, but she -- the pasco will not win by double digits, but she will win -- mccasdkill will not wednesday by double digits, but she will win. heller deserves credit for running what has been a good campaign. turnout is the bane question and how much present show -- turnout is the big question. we moved this race into our tilt republican category. it has been a while since we have seen surveys outside of the margin. >> and finally, arizona. >> democrats have made republicans work for it. a former surgeon general. an oppressive police and military background. flake suffered from a bruising primary. he had to spend a lot of this money. we are seeing the state go back to a republican lean. rounding will win comfortably. we sought -- we saw mitt romney cut an ad for jeff flake. turnout could be key. there is a large lbs population there. -- lds population there. they are breeding --
of republican todd akin. republican scott brown hopes to hold his seat against challenger elizabeth warren. and rick mann is battling chris murphy for a senate seat in connecticut. tens of thousands of people are still without power because of hurricane sandy. >>> here's what you need to know before you head out to the polls this morning. voters in virginia and some first time voters in maryland will be required to show some form of identification. there are at least 30 forms of valid i.d. including an i.d. card from your employer. does not have to be a photo i.d. poll opening and closing times vary from state to state. >>> new reports of voter fraud in critical battleground states this morning. voting rights advocates say robocalls are incorrectly telling voters they can cast ballots over the phones. those fake phone calls, some of which involve live callers, are being made primarily to black voters. the calls are also cropping up in north carolina and florida. >>> the news 4 i-team is monitoring any voting problem you find at the polls today. call the i-team tip line at 202-8 202-885-444
more issues on about last night. first cup, a tax proposed by governor jerry brown in california, tax increase. wouldn't you know, president -- residents of the formerly golden state voted for governor brown's proposition, proposition 13. they are going to get a tax increase. michigan, voters rejected a proposal that would have changed the constitution and guarantee employees the right to organize and collectively bargain. a loss for the unions in michigan. colorado, they voted for the use and regulation of marijuana recreation league. 53-46. more on that with the judge who is celebrating this.com. he is libertarian. we want to dig deeper on these numbers from yesterday. from the exit poll president obama won the latino vote overwhelmingly, 71-47. along with the conventional wisdom was this would be closer. even a tie but the president won by 11 points. young voters under age 30, 60% for the president, 37% for romney. joining us, the marist institute for public opinion. welcome back. i was wrong in all three areas. latinos, women and youth. why -- not why, but why was i so wrong. >> y
schools banking on prop 30, governor jerry brown proposed that plan, today voted for it. people in oakland greeted him in the oakland hills, proposition 30 raises money for public schools and community colleges and temporarily add a quarter cent tax to state sales tax and raise taxes for californians earning more than $250,000 a year. opponents say it's too expensive. here is a look at propositions. prop 32 preventing unions from deducting money from paychecks to be used to be political funding. prop 36 would revise california's three strikes law. and propos3s]u 37 would add new food labeling requirements. proposition 38 is a competing tax measure to fund schools. the department of justice will have federal observers in polling stations in alameda county today. 800 monitors will be watching for potential voting rights violations in 23 states. if you have trouble voting you can report any problems at your polling station to abc 7 news election hot line. the number is on the screen. and we have that number posted for you on abc 7 news.com. you still have three and a half hours to vote in the
by air chairman ron brown, the new members of congress, the new blood, the new direction that we are giving. finally, i want to thank the members of my brilliant, aggressive, unconventional, but always winning campaign staff. they were unbelievable. [cheers and applause] and they have earned this. i want to say a special word of thank you to two people who lost their lives in the course of this campaign, without whom we might not be here tonight. our friends, paul tully and rick ranger. they are looking down on us tonight and they are awful happy. not very long ago, i received a telephone call from president bush. it was a generous and forthcoming telephone call of real congratulations and an offer to work with me in keeping our democracy you running and effective in an important transition. i want you all to join with me tonight in expressing our gratitude to president bush for his lifetime of public service, for the effort he made from the time he was a young soldier in world war ii, to helping to bring about an end to the cold war, to our victory in the gulf war, to the grace
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